Indian Creek Township Cemetery Board is seeking bids for mowing of 10 cemeteries for the year 2022. Bid sheets can be picked up at the Township office at 113 C. Division St., Norris City, or by calling 618-378-2263 and we will mail to you. Bids are due no later than February 1, 2022.
Indian Creek Township's Cemetery Board is interested in extending a road and creating a new exit at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery on CR 200 E. on the outskirts of Norris City. The idea has been bandied about for some time, but on Wednesday the proposal was brought by Dennis Healy, on behalf of the cemetery board, to the township board for serious consideration of costs and the scope of the project. Costs would be diminished by some volunteer work. [Read more...]
The Doerner Project was started five to six years ago by Lance Trousdale. Its goal was to update all fourteen cemeteries in Indian Creek Township by cataloging everyone buried there, photographing every stone, and keeping the records at an online site. They had not been updated since 1970. It was a long labor of love performed mostly by Cheri Ciaravino and Eileen Mayberry, along with the assistance of John DeLap, Shelia Albright, and Charles Edwards.
Every person currently buried in Indian Creek Township graveyards is now listed at www.findagrave.com, along with most photos of the graves and stones. Eileen Mayberry took thousands of photos and catalogued them for the website. The staff has spend many hours attempting to locate and identify all people buried in these 14 cemeteries: DeLap, Ditney Ridge, Ebenezer, Edward, Johnson, Langford, Mt. Olive, Mt. Oval, Odd Fellows (IOOF), Powell, Sharon, Union, Village, and Walter.
The website gives visitors the ability to browse by location, dates, and other categories. There are other interesting things to look at, such as most popular searches, famous grave search, and interesting epitaphs and monuments. Disclaimer from the website: All information is thought to be true and has come from obituaries from Campbell Funeral Home, records and books held at the Norris City Memorial Public Library, and personal work and research from Cheri Ciaravino, Shelia Albright, Eileen M. Mayberry and John DeLap.